Police Reports

City Man Jailed After Stabbing Woman Saturday Morning

A Jamestown man was jailed Saturday morning after allegedly stabbing a woman during a domestic incident in the city. Officers responded just after midnight to an apartment at 401 W. Seventh St. for a report of a violent physical domestic incident. Inside officers located a woman with a stab ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Karen L. DeMarco, 35, of Jamestown was charged on July 18 with driving while intoxicated, DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, failure to maintain lane and additional vehicle and traffic charges. At 10:40 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle ...

A fire that destroyed two businesses in the village of Gowanda on Tuesday have been ruled arson. The Jamestown Street fire caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. 
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Gowanda Fire That Destroyed Businesses Ruled Arson

GOWANDA — Two businesses in the village of Gowanda that were destroyed by fire Tuesday have been ruled arson. "When I got there ... there was heavy smoke and fire on the corner of the building," said Gowanda Fire Chief Nick Crassi of the blaze that began at around 6:30 p.m. at 21 Jamestown ...

Marijuana, Pills Discovered In Targeted Enforcement Stop

Marijuana and pills were discovered during a targeted enforcement stop Saturday in downtown Jamestown. City police, along with New York state police, pulled a vehicle over near East Second and Cheney streets around 10:15 p.m. for vehicle and traffic violations. The driver was identified as ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Andrew S. VanGuilder, 23, of Jamestown was charged on July 12 with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated Family Offense. At 3:30 p.m., police responded to an order of protection violation at a southside residence. It is alleged that VanGuilder violated a ...

Motorcycle Chase Leads Police Into PA

RIPLEY — A motorcycle pursuit involving multiple police agencies that began in Chautauqua County led to a crash and a host of charges against a North East, Pa., man Saturday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies attempted to stop a motorcyclist, 41-year-old Roy Rebel Yokom, for traveling ...

Fire At Downtown Bar Under Investigation

A fire at a downtown Jamestown bar Thursday is under investigation. City firefighters were dispatched just after 2 a.m. for a fire alarm at Sneakers, 100 Harrison St. Crews found heavy smoke when they arrived and quickly distinguished the blaze. Sam Salemme, Jamestown Fire battalion chief, ...

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Details Emerge In Warren County Shooting Death

SUGAR GROVE, Pa. — The suspect in the June 21 killing of a Chandlers Valley, Pa., woman was held for court as a result of a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Matthew B. White, 34, of Chandlers Valley, was held for court on a charge of criminal homicide. White is accused of shooting his wife, ...

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Mayville Man Facing Manslaughter Charge After Fatal Accident

A Mayville man involved in a fatal vehicle accident in Wyoming County on Sunday is now facing a manslaughter charge. According to the New York State Police, 28-year-old Joshua D. Huntress has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, driving while ability impaired by drugs and several ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT. ¯ MAYVILLE — Sydney Johnson, 24, of Buffalo was cited for speed in zone and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation at 8 p.m. July 8. According to a police report, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies saw a vehicle speeding on East ...

Motorcyclist Killed After Crash In Hanover

HANOVER — A motorcyclist from Forestville died after he was struck by a car involved in a motor vehicle crash in front of him Friday in the town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 6 p.m. for reports of a serious injury accident at the intersection of Route ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Joshua K. Crist II, 36, of Jamestown was charged on June 29 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. At 5:03 p.m., police responded to the area of Allen Park and West Virginia Avenue for a reported unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It is alleged that Crist ...

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Man Dies From Injuries In Hanover Crash

HANOVER — A Buffalo motorcyclist has died from injuries sustained in a crash Monday in the town of Hanover. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that 60-year-old Michael P. Shoemaker was pronounced dead at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo as a result of his ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Monty G. Latta, 50, of Jamestown was charged on June 21 with larceny. It is alleged that Latta stole items from the Dollar General store. He was issued an appearance ticket for Ellicott Court. ¯Anthony G. Baggiano Jr., 44, of Jamestown was charged on June 23 ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Victor Andino Jr., 19, of Jamestown was charged on June 26 with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. At 3:50 p.m., police responded to 764 E. Second St. for a reported domestic dispute. It is alleged that Andino made verbal threats and ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Bryan R. Carroll, 29, of Jamestown was charged on June 20 with second-degree criminal contempt, aggravated criminal contempt, second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. At 2:30 p.m., police responded to 21 ...

Carroll Crash Leads To Charges

CARROLL — Distracted driving is being blamed for a crash that sent a 3-year-old passenger to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Falconer-Frewsburg Road in the town of Carroll at 2 p.m. for a personal injury accident. Investigation by ...

Teenage Bicyclist Seriously Injured In Collision

A 15-year-old male was seriously injured Tuesday after his bicycle was struck by a vehicle in Pomfret. The accident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m., when the 15-year-old, who was traveling east on Route 20, entered the roadway and into the lane of travel of 27-year-old Nicholas D. Galardo ...

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Drunken Driver Strikes State Troopers’ Car

Two New York State Troopers from Fredonia were nearly injured Saturday morning in Brant after a drunk driver reportedly slammed into their vehicle during a traffic stop. The incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m., when the troopers pulled over 29-year-old Andre Bowman of Gowanda along Old ...